David Guedj is a historian of the Jews in Muslim lands, specializing in the culture and society of North African Jewish communities. He is currently completing a doctorate at Tel Aviv University’s School of Jewish Studies, where his dissertation is devoted to the attitudes of Moroccan Jewry toward the building of Hebrew culture in the early 20th century. Among other awards, David is a recipient of the President of Israel’s scholarship for excellence and scientific innovation for outstanding doctoral students for 2015-2017. He co-founded the Inter-University Forum for Researchers of the Jews of Asia, Africa and the Balkans at Tel Aviv University, and is a committee member of Kedmata, the Israeli Center for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry at the Ben-Zvi Institute in Jerusalem. David rediscovered and initiated the publication of the lost manuscript of Makhluf Avitan’s Utopia from Casablanca (Beersheba: Ra'av Publishing House, 2016), for which he wrote the afterword.
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